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Ireland’s underbelly sliced open

Traumatised souls. Murderous housewives. Wise-cracking hitmen. Bloody revenge. It’s all there in this excellent collection of short stories from Irish crime writers.     Review: Trouble Is Our Business Edited by Declan Burke New Island, €19.95 Hardback   Búla bos … Continue reading

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Getting Published (Not me, someone I know)

It’s a nice feeling going to a book launch involving someone you know. It’s great, obviously, for the person concerned, seeing the joy on their face. But it’s also an inspiration for those of us still in the trenches. It … Continue reading

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Red Ribbons

Red Ribbons may be about the hunt for a serial killer, but for me, what really stands out from this brilliant debut novel by Louise Phillips is Ellie, Ellie Brady. Although not introduced until the fourth chapter (fifth if you … Continue reading

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Irish Crime Fiction

Attended my first meeting of the Irish Crime Fiction group last Friday. I was humming and hawing about going beforehand – the usual putting yourself and your work down – but eventually said, f*** it, go! Glad I did. A … Continue reading

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